Art Journal Page: Marvellous Mandalas

The theme for tonight’s art journal session at The Studio is ‘marvellous mandalas’. I have played on various software platforms and drawn my own mandalas, but the example below is ripped out from one of the many ‘adult’ colouring books available. I remembered that I had a couple of sets of Chameleon pens, so used those to colour in the mandala (that’s how I got the shading). Bit of gluing and cutting out of letters and my sample was done… though it took a fair bit longer than I expected – I think it’s the pausing to do the whole Chameleon effect doubling the colouring time. Very calming though, all that pausing.

Colouring on white paper and then cutting and pasting onto the black background seems to make the colours pop far more. A little more thought and time would have resulted in better placement of the quote, but it’s not that bad.

Used in this layout:

  • Chameleon Pens: PK5 – Fuchsia / PK4 – Peony / YL2 – Summer Sun / YG3 – Spring Meadow / PR4 – Purple Grape
  • Gel pen: generic metallic gold
  • Winsor & Newton Black Gesso
  • Fonts: The Witch Typeface / The Southamton, both from fontbundles.net